Product Reviews by csidephoto

Mascara - Dior - Diorshow Mascara

2.0
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11 months ago



I love the Diorshow Pump & Volume so was excited to try out the original version.

I like the brush for application, although it's kind of big for people who have smaller eyes, like me. Your lashes will look lovely and feathery. The formula is slightly dry and great at separating your lashes for a natural look.

It's not quite dramatic enough for me …
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Brows - Glossier - Boy Brow

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11 months ago



I had heard about Boy Brow since FOREVER, mostly because of all the great reviews here on Makeup Alley :)

I finallllllly made an order from Glossier to try it out, with pretty big expectations. And I'm happy to report I think it stands up to all the hype :)

It has excellent hold and really does make your lashes look fuller. You can keep brushing to build up …
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Mascara - Pixi - LashLift 188 Double Brush Mascara

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11 months ago



At $26 Canadian this mascara is incredibly expensive, especially considering it is carried at the drugstore. It features two brushes - a giant brush and smaller brush inside of it. It's a cool idea!

The mascara is lovely and easy to use. It wears well. It reminds me a lot of the Glossier Lash Slick mascara. My only complaint is that it is a pain in the butt to take …

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Tools - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Invisimatte Blotting Paper

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11 months ago



This is a stylish little lipstick-sized container and blotting paper set. It has a small mirror on it, and you can rip off as much paper as you like at a time. It has little teeth so you can tear the paper at your desired length.

I feel like the paper is pretty thin, so if you are a greasy girl, like me, it's really easy to fill up a sheet quickly.

You can …
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Powder - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Invisimatte Blotting Powder

4.0
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11 months ago



Love the packaging with this powder and the optional magnetic brush that goes with it! So fresh and convenient for storing in your bag. Not sure the brush was worth the $30... but I loved the concept, and it is nice and portable so...

The powder is a packed white powder that swatches with a bit of a white cast. I don't think it's genuinely translucent, but …
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Stick - Hourglass Cosmetics - Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

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11 months ago



I tried out a deluxe sample of this product - Shell was a decent match for my skin tone. I thought it was effortless to blend in for a stick foundation, which is my usual problem with stick foundations.

The oil control was also excellent for my oily skin! It did emphasize some texture/dry patches on my forehead and chin.

I loved the application, coverage and the …
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Lips - NYX Professional Makeup - Epic Ink Lip Dye

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Nov/18/2018



I had such a horrible time with this lip product! I tried wearing it with one coat, with multiple coats, layering under a lipstick...

My lips are pretty dry naturally which is sometimes a problem with lip stains, but I've tried and used other lip stains in the past with a lot of success. This one was super patchy, didn't stain my lips at all, and was a nightmare …
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Primer/ Corrector - Urban Decay - De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray

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Nov/18/2018



So I am on my second bottle of this stuff, and I thought I liked it! I never noticed super amazing performance from it, but it's good enough. Then I did a wear test, and I found that it realllly didn't do much for me. It may have performed a little bit worse than using no setting spray.

I will not repurchase!

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Mascara - benefit Cosmetics - BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara

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Nov/18/2018



This stuff has beautiful separation, a nice amount of volume, a TON of length but I think I prefer Roller Lash.

Badgal Bang is a little bit of a wetter formula, and it can get a little messy at application if you are in a rush. I do like the brush though. It sometimes smudges on me throughout the day, but overall it's a pretty good mascara. I love the effect, and I …
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Eyeliner - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner

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Sep/28/2018



Flyliner in Cuz I'm Black is a dark, intense black eyeliner with a felt tip applicator. The packaging feels very luxurious, it's very heavy and a beautiful metallic triangle shape that is easy to hold on to.

Mine is super wet which makes it very easy to use. You can hardly touch your skin, and it's got a ton of liner on it! This makes doing things like your …
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